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11/01/2017 - Midnight Reads – Labor Unions Lead Fight Against NY Constitutional Convention

Labor Unions Lead Fight Against NY Constitutional Convention

– Fox News

Labor unions are leading the fight against a New York ballot measure to hold a constitutional convention. They argue that it’s just too risky to tinker with the state’s governing document and threaten existing protections for worker’s compensation, unemployment benefits and collective bargaining.
Why Companies Should Hire Teams, Not Individuals

– The Wall Street Journal 

Hiring is traditionally a piecemeal endeavor, with managers bringing individuals on board one at a time to fill specific openings. But what if companies didn’t always hire this way? What if they sometimes hired groups of people instead? A few intrepid companies are doing precisely that.
An Electric Semi Definitely Won’t Work — But Seven in a Row Might

– MIT Technology Review 

Tesla is building an electric semi truck that it plans to unveil next month. But there’s a problem: lithium-ion batteries are too heavy and expensive to help a single truck haul loads over long distances. Now, Carnegie Mellon University researchers have shown that driving trucks fender-to-fender could (just) make such electrification economically viable.
Why Nerds and Nurses Are Taking Over the U.S. Economy

– The Atlantic 

A blockbuster report from government economists forecasts the workforce of 2026 — a world of robot cashiers, well-paid math nerds, and so (so, so, so) many healthcare workers.